Under a new state election law that allows Independent candidates to enter partisan primaries, Gov. Bill Walker, the nation’s lone Independent Governor, said yesterday that he will compete for the Democratic nomination in the state’s August 21st primary. He could continue on the Independent line in the general election irrespective of the primary outcome. Over the weekend, former US Sen. Mark Begich (D) again refused to rule out his own bid for Governor. Should he enter the race, Mr. Begich would be viewed as the favorite for the Democratic nomination, yielding a likely three-way free-for-all in the general election where anything could happen.
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